Willie Garson‘s son is cherishing the memories of the late “Sex and the City” star.
Nathen Garson took to Instagram on Friday to share a sweet memory of him and his dad busting some moves on a dance floor at an event. An accompanying photo shows Garson making a funny face as Nathen smiles next to him.
“Missing you papa. Love you to the moon and back x1,000,000,000,” the actor’s son wrote in the caption.
“I’m sure your dancing and listening to the music you love on your adventure. Have a blast,” Nathen concluded with a kiss emoji.
“I love you so much papa. Rest In Peace and I’m so glad you got to share all your adventures with me and were able to accomplish so much,” Nathen wrote in a tribute after his passing. “I’m so proud of you. I will always love you, but I think it’s time for you to go on an adventure of your own. You’ll always be with me.”
Actors (from left to right) Willie Garson stars as Stanford, Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie, Kristin Davis as Charlotte, Kim Cattrall as Samantha and Cynthia Nixon as Miranda in the HBO Series ‘Sex And The City.’ (HBO/Getty Images)
Garson was best known for playing Stanford Blatch, Carrie Bradshaw’s friend, on the HBO comedy series and its subsequent movies.
A spokesperson for HBO described Garson “in life, as on-screen,” as a “devoted friend and a bright light for everyone in his universe.”
“He created one of the most beloved characters from the HBO pantheon and was a member of our family for nearly twenty-five years,” the in memoriam reads. “We are deeply saddened to learn of his passing and extend our sincere condolences to his family and loved ones.”
Garson’s “SATC” co-stars also to social media to honor their late friend.
Cynthia Nixon, who played Miranda Hobbes in the series, wrote in a tweet, “We all loved him and adored working with him. He was endlessly funny on-screen and and in real life,” she wrote. “He was a source of light, friendship and show business lore. He was a consummate professional — always.”
Actor Willie Garson and actress Sarah Jessica Parker arrive to the 2008 MTV Movie Awards at the Gibson Amphitheatre on June 1, 2008 in Universal City, California. (Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Kim Cattrall, who played Samantha Jones, penned, “Such sad news and a terribly sad loss to the SATC family. Our condolences and RIP dear Willie xo.”
Kristin Davis, who played Charlotte York, said on Instagram, “He was smarter and funnier than you ever would have imagined. We are bereft without him.”
“But I really want to pay tribute to his fearless commitment to single fatherhood. We spoke about being single parents through adoption often. And nothing gave him more joy and pride than his son Nathen. Nathen’s strength and wisdom beyond his years are evident in his beautiful tribute to his dad. The outpouring of love is earned dear Willie,” she added.
Sarah Jessica Parker’s tribute came later than her co-stars. She previously explained she was “not ready” to publicly comment. She eventually posted on Instagram.
“It’s been unbearable,” Parker wrote. “Sometimes silence is a statement. Of the gravity. The anguish. The magnitude of the loss of a 30 + year friendship. A real friendship that allowed for secrets, adventure, a shared professional family, truth, concerts, road trips, meals, late night phone calls, a mutual devotion to parenthood and all the heartaches and joy that accompany, triumphs, disappointments, fear, rage and years spent on sets (most especially Carrie’s apartment) and laughing late into the night as both Stanford and Carrie and Willie and SJ.”
“Willie. I will miss everything about you,” she continued. “And replay our last moments together. I will re-read every text from your final days and put to pen our last calls. Your absence a crater that I will fill with blessing of these memories and all the ones that are still in recesses yet to surface.”